Rolling Stone to launch new music charts

The charts debut on Monday.

May 07, 2019
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Rolling Stone is planning to launch its own music charts on Monday, competing against Billboard in a territory that the latter publication has occupied since the 1940s.


Like Billboard, Rolling Stone's charts will track the top 100 songs and top 200 albums but these new charts will be updated daily instead of weekly. Vanity Fair reports Rolling Stone's charts also aim to delve deeper into streaming data and offer more transparency about how the charts are conceived. Metrics will come from analytics start-up Alpha Data.

According to Variety, Rolling Stone will also launch a chart that ranks the most-streamed artist (Rolling Stone Artist 500), a chart that tracks the "fastest-moving songs" (Rolling Stone Trending 25) and new artists that are charting for the first time (Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25)

Rolling Stone to launch new music charts